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Today's News

  • You got to have heart to find out what will make you a successful person

    In the 1960s, a leading sports commentator spoke these piercing words about the 26-mile marathon race.

    He said, “There are many things that can break the body, a tragic wreck, a prolonged illness, a natural disaster. But the marathon breaks the heart.”

    Courage is synonymous with the heart because the heart is the center of life. The Bible says it is from the heart that precedes all thoughts of envy and strife. Negative and positive thoughts originate in the heart.

  • Weighing the facts about the Republican vice-presidential candidate

    A woman? From Alaska? But who is she? What has she done? What about Mitt?

    These were the thoughts swirling around my head Friday when Sen. John McCain announced his running mate for his presidential bid, a woman, from Alaska, who was clearly not Mitt Romney.

    After my initial reaction, which wasn’t exactly elation, I took a deep breath and switched out of voter mode and dove back into reporter mode.

    It was time to find out who this woman from Alaska was and, more importantly, what she stands for. That’s what we do, after all.

  • Mentoring is an essential process for democratic nations

    Movie celebrities and sports champions come and go, but we long remember our teachers and mentors because they reached into our lives and made a lasting difference.

    Since 2000, I have been a mentor for police officers in Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq—cultures much different than ours. I will share some important principles I have learned along the way.

    Setting the stage

    My work as an International Police Officer with the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) began in the fall of 2001, just as Ramadan was under way for adults in the Albanian Muslim population.

  • Booze It and Lose It, similiar programs keep roads safe

    Between Aug. 17 and Sept. 3 last year, there were more than 500 alcohol-related crashes on North Carolina roads. Twenty-seven people were killed and more than 400 were injured.

    In an effort to lower those numbers and help keep roads safe, law enforcement officers throughout the state participated in a recent Booze It & Lose It campaign. Local and state law enforcement stepped up patrols throughout the Labor Day holiday weekend to make sure drunk drivers stayed off local roads, and quickly apprehended those who decided to drink and drive.

  • Knisely

    Addie and Matt Knisely of Bolivia are the parents of a son, William Collin Knisely, born at 1:19 p.m. Aug. 14 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches long.

    He joins a sister, Kaylee Alyssa, 21 months.

    Maternal grandparents are Donna and Charles Wheeler of Shallotte.

    Paternal grandparents are Kristine Knisely of Canton, Ohio, and Bill and Beth Knisely of Oxford, Ohio.

  • Clemmons

    David Clemmons and Krystal Clemmons, both of Supply, are the parents of a daughter, Summer Rose Clemmons, born at 3:15 p.m. Aug. 19 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

    She joins a brother, James Cameron Clemmons, 5, and sisters, Dale LaShay Clemmons, 4, and Trinity Leigh Clemmons, 8.

    Maternal grandparents are Carl and Patricia Wooten of Gate City, Va.

    Paternal grandparents are Dale Clemmons Sr. and Rose Clemmons of Supply.

  • 'It's a great day to be a Trojan'

    “It’s a great day . . .

    . . . to be a Trojan.”

    Led by assistant coach Yogi Hickman, 39 West Brunswick football players chanted loudly in their locker room after a season-opening 35-22 victory over Socastee Friday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The victory ended a 12-game losing streak—the Trojans last won a game in 2006—and inaugurated what Hickman hopes will be a long-lasting tradition.

    “It’s a great day . . .

    . . . to be a Trojan.”

  • DISTRICT COURT DOCKET

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 20, 21, 21, 25 and 26 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Aug. 20

    Judge Nancy Phillips presided over the following cases with prosecutor Erin Holden and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth:

    Elaine Michelle Barker, probation violation, admits, N.C. Department of Corrections six months, probation revoked.

    Dohn Caleb Bell, possession stolen goods/property, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Brunswick County grand jury meets, returns indictments on Aug. 18

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Kay Fowler returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Aug. 18:

    Kyle Christopher Angers, 21, of 207 NE 36th St., Oak Island; possession marijuana up to one-half ounce, possession drug paraphernalia, felony possession weapon mass destruction.

    Tommy Ray Bolton, 33, of 727 Windsor Drive, Leland; felony sell/deliver cocaine, felony conspire to sell/deliver cocaine, felony maintain vehicle/dwelling/place controlled substance.

  • Padilioni-Grant

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Jennifer Marie Padilioni of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Terry Ryan Grant of Calabash. The bride-elect is the daughter of Louise Nash of Montague, N.J., and the granddaughter of Marguerite Cox of Ridgefield Park, N.J. The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Jackson of Calabash and the late Kenneth Grant. A Nov. 8 wedding is planned at Beach Assembly of God in Ocean Isle Beach.